Search Engine Optimization articles.

Google turns on the penalty pop-up's mobile searches in

popupFrom January 10 has been put into operation a new Google penalty: the penalty for pop-up's in mobile versions. This penalty affects mobile versions of web pages and only those who are using intersticials (a type of pop-up) that opens just before loading the page.

This practice is widespread among some web pages before displaying the content already offer discounts, coupons or newsletter subscriptions. On a computer on board this does not lead to confusion ... but seen from a mobile itself can confuse the user about the true result obtained in the search.

Google is essential for the user to get exactly what you are looking for, so the purpose of this penalty is to force anything stand between a click on the results page of a search and indexing website.

How we can affect this penalty?

Notices of the Act Cookies.

Google has already announced it will consider warnings Act Cookies, and other notices legal (the age for alcoholic beverages, for example), and that they not be penalized.

Pop-up's do not fill the screen

Google has also indicated that we can use pop ups ... but in the mobile versions must keep a part of the free screen so that can view the contents of the website.

Banners

If this site has very large banners at the top, it is essential to guard seen from a mobile banner does not fill the screen ... the problem is that Google has not communicated the exact measure ... but go ... it is clear to Watch .

For more information contact:

Land Searchengine items where discussed the effects of the penalty and show some examples.

I go all right.

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Meet the new SEO MOOC 2016

Description MOOC SEO: Master the basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). 2016 has been a year of great change in the Google algorithm. Learn what's behind a good current SEO strategy, including keyword planning, content optimization, link building, semantic markers, Ecommerce SEO, local search and mobile strategy.

It was like a birth, but finally the great day has arrived! The MOOC SEO that prepare Helena Casas and myself with the University of Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya, is finally online.

But what is a MOOC?

The acronym MOOC are "Massive Open Online Course" ie massive open online course. This means that the course is open to everyone and is 100% online.

In fact it is a course in which teaching is taught through video. Specifically 21 training videos average about 5 minutes each.

Why an SEO MOOC?

Well, the SEO has changed a lot during this 2016, the large deployment of semantic responses from Google, the creation of the Knowledge Graph, changes in Pinguin, etc. So along with Helena Casas decided it would be nice to create a series of videos explaining today, how SEO works. And since both are teachers of Multimedia degree at the University of Vic and this university has one great soundstages to film this type of video, plus highly qualified staff to edit, create decided under his banner.

MOOC How does SEO work?

The MOOC consists of short videos in which deepens in each of the aspects that affect SEO. The course is organized in modules formed by 2 or 3 videos. After each module an online test is performed to ensure that the student makes a progression in their knowledge.

At the end of MOOC students will be able to realize the strategic SEO plan for a company ... and in fact, this is the final exercise.

The course lasts 6 weeks.

Does SEO MOOC free or paid?

Como la mayor parte de MOOC, éste puede realizarse de forma gratuita y obtener así el certificado de “Participación en curso de SEO: Posicionamiento en Buscadores”, pero puesto que el curso se imparte dentro de la plataforma universitaria MiriadaX, se ofrece también un certificado oficial, previo pago de su coste, a aquellos inscritos que lo soliciten y que hayan logrado el 100% de todos y cada uno de los módulos del curso. Este certificado reconoce la superación, con éxito, del curso. Puede descargarse como un diploma en formato PDF y como un badge, que además, se muestra en la plataforma y puede exportarse a “Mozilla Open Badges”. El coste del certificado de superación de este curso es de 40 € (impuestos incluidos).

Where will I find more information about the SEO MOOC?

For here: Mooc de SEO on the website of Miriadax (MOOC platform university in Castilian and Portuguese)

I hope it is of your interest and we let's see MOOC in :-)

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The best tools to know your position in Google

Although we are in the holiday period I am spending a few days to complete a work commissioned by the Themis Foundation (Part of the World Tourism Organization) and I had to check the positioning of a website. My surprise was great when I found that some of the tools I normally use, no longer work or are paid now (and therefore not be able to use them in class with my students). So here's this article updating the list of tools that will help us to know our position in Google.

google Analytics

This is by far the best tool to know our position for certain key phrases. But it only works if three circumstances:

  1. Google Analytics have access to the web.
  2. Google Analytics is properly configured and connected to Google Webmasters (if you know how to do it here I'll explain: Connecting Google Analytics with Google Webmasters )
  3. Our SEO is well done and as we position for the key phrases (otherwise, Google Analytics will not tell the position of our website)

Find information about our position in: Google Analytics -> Purchase -> SEO -> Queries.

Unfortunately I do not, at work I should finish this holiday, access to Google Analytics website ... I must use other tools.

SERPS

For me this is one of the best tools today. In its free version it allows multiple searches and the results offered are useful as they can be segmented by country and by search engine.

Try it here: https://serps.com/tools/rank_checker

Google Position Checker tool

This is also a good tool for monitoring the position of a website in Google. 100% free. Even if you only indicates the position if you are among the top 300 search results ... but it is more than enough.

Try it here: https://www.searchenginegenie.com/google-rank-checker.html

NO RUSH

This used to be 100% free and my favorite tool. Now only it allows you to make a certain number of searches per day with the free version. In class it does not work because it detects multiple connections from the same IP (the university) and blocks searches.

In SEM RUSH we find our position if we are in the top 20 of Google for "Google organic results," plus another equally important for good SEO strategy information. You can also create a free project monitoring: SEM Rush -> Projects -> New Project.

Still a good tool.

Try it here: http://es.semrush.com/

New additions to the list

Here's this other form recommended by Marco through one of the comments of this article tool.

SEO BOOK: http://tools.seobook.com/firefox/rank-checker/ free tool that checks the position in Google and Bing.

Well, I hope this article has been helpful.

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The importance of branding online

If your website is aimed at getting business contacts and if you sell your company are not products if no services, branding online should be your priority.

What is branding online?

we call "branding online” or “online branding"Management of brand reputation / person Internet, using the tools of digital marketing.

Why online branding so important? (Especially for service providers)

When you want to sell is not a tangible product, the customer must decide based on the information available on this service, either on your website or is in third. The reputation you create around your company is what will end up deciding the sale.

The online branding and the basic techniques of digital marketing.

SEO

More than 90% of searches in the Spanish internet are made from Google (Source: Global Stats) So the main tool for managing your online branding is SEO (natural search engine rankings).

Find your brand, your company name, the name of some of your managers and manages well the image you are offering in Google.

Orients the website to customers, not products

I mean, this is one of the principles of relationship marketing, customer orientation, as opposed to product orientation. To do this, divide your customers into 3 or 4 market segments, and on your website, create a zone for each of them. In these areas, use their vocabulary, images that you can feel reflected and talk about their needs and concerns. Explain how your services or your products can solve.

Example 1: www.dell.es -> Seen as separate private companies.

Example 2: www.tnc.cat -> Create sections for notes as "schools", "business", "university", etc.

Testimonials from your customers

No matter what you say about your brand, anything said by one of your customers has much more credibility. So using customer testimonials that have fidelizados to convey the brand image you want to show your future customers.

The testimony can post on your website and social networks.

Public relations are useful

Use them to:

  1. To improve SEO. A link to your site, published in online media, improve your search engine positioning. So do not forget to include links to your website in the press releases you send to the media.
  2. To improve branding. Creates "a section of the typewhat the press says about us"And every time you publish something about your company, cítalo in this section and linkea the source. As in the case of testimony, the press is much more credible than anything you can say you anywhere. Also post on social networks.

Social networks and online branding

Uses social networks to transmit your brand values ​​and get your website to display statistics "followers”, “likes"Or whatever ... (if they are good :-)

Make a good benchmark before starting

It is important to know what your competition is transmitted, how it does it, and what results they are getting.

Here you will find an article I wrote about "How to make a benchmark". It can be of great utility.

Google Analytics will also help

Check the bounce rate on your homepage (you will see in Google -> Reports -> Behavior -> Site Content -> All pages). The ratio of rebound of a corporate website should not exceed 35% of visits. If you get through it, reviews the design, usability, site speed and content of the home page. Do not give up until you get 35% or less.

(He Rebound ratio indicates the percentage of users who enter our website and leave without browsing any page. Here you will find an article on how to lose Rebound Ratio of a website)

Take control of managing your brand's reputation (whether it is your company as if it is your personal brand), and not let it be the chance to decide what image you project.

Tempers!

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New Book SEO - Search Engine Optimization

The UOC publishing house is publishing in book form the agenda of the most popular subjects of this university. These agendas are the SEO, I wrote as part of the subject of Digital Marketing taught at various masters and postgraduate courses.

For the paper edition have been updated all the points that are part of an agenda full SEO (Google is constantly changing and must always be updating SEO classes !!) and included illustrations that make facilitate the interpretation of each topic.

The author of the update and some content is part of Helena Casas who probably already know some of their classes Personal Brand Management (here you will find more info about it: Helena Casas).

Finally, after some weeks of work, it has been an actual book, well edited and as I try to do with all temarios I write, nothing academic. Everything is explained as we would in a face-class. I annoy a lot of practical books on it is unclear what to do ... so this I think everything is very clear!

The book has a version in Catalan and Castilian version. You can buy them directly on the website of the publisher: SEO Book

Now, along with Helena, we are preparing a questionnaire and several case studies related to the book, why Editorial UOC want people to buy the book and want a title as acquired knowledge in the shared, they can perform a test through the website and eventually certifying the basic principles of SEO are known.

Well, this is all about the book ... if you know what to get you for this Christmas or the Three Wise Men, here's a good idea :-)

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How to request removal of Google results

As you know, the Court of Justice of the European Union He has forced Google to remove the search results that violate the European Data Protection Regulations.

Thus, users can request that Google remove get results "Inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant or are excessive in relation to these purposes and the elapsed time".

For this Google has prepared an application form that the user must fill. Google This form asks the user's name, relationship to the person represents (if need be ... for example "spouse" or "attorney") and the URL of the content we want it to be removed. You can request removal of more than one URL on the same form.

You also need to attach a copy of ID card of the applicant (lest we request that our competition desindexen)

Google is committed to study each case and contact the webmaster who posted the information we want it to be removed, to inform you that this page is dexintexa.

If you want to see the form you have it: Form for withdrawal of Google search results

This form only works in the European Union.

I hope the link be useful to you.

How to make your photo appears next to your results Google

I'm taking these calm days to prepare a class to which I call "Internet Update"I explain it to alumni from previous years new this last course in this way they are always current.

It's amazing how much things change in a year! Since the trends in design, usability, new tools, new social networks, and of course, changes in the Google algorithm.

Among all these changes there is one of special importance both in terms of personal branding and in terms of SEO.

  1. At the level of personal brand management: It is to get your photo appears next to the results of Google when they refer to your site.
  2. A level SEO: It is to get Google know that you are the author of well-positioned content and that are visited by users. It is, is improving Author Rank of your website.

Let's see how it works.

How to get the photo to appear and Google recognize you as an author?

There are several actions that we take to achieve:

  1. Google directly indicate who are the authors of this page. To do this we must enter our personal Google+ profile and in the section "About Me" to "links" to "Contributes" to register our web pages. But this action is not enough. Google needs to verify that this is true. To do this, we can do 2 things ...
  2. On our website, each of the pages that are authors, include a link to our Google+ profile with label rel = "author" within the link. For an example, in this same page you are now, look at the source code link to Google+ you'll find in the right column.
  3. Another way to show that you are the author of a website Google is recording in an e-mail domain of the website. That is, in your Google+ account include mail notifications as an e-mail belonging to the domain on which you want to show that you are the author. Google will verify the e-mail and think you're the author or coauthor of this web.
  4. There is another action reinforcement so that Google can create you are the author of something: include your name under the title of the articles you write. For example, in this blog, you will see that the title is my name. A few months ago this was not the case since as I am the author of the content of this blog, it seemed redundant sign all items ... but I changed when the author began to gain importance.

It took me 48 hours to get the picture next to my articles on Google results pages. I did 4 actions described here, but according to Google with the 1 and the 2 is sufficient, or 1 and 3 is also sufficient. So yourself.

I hope this information has been helpful.

You spend a good holiday if you're at it :-)

How to create a company profile on Google+

The further 2013 Google harder use Google+ so it is increasingly important to know how it works and how we can get level performance digital marketing for businesses. This article will try how to create / manage a company profile on Google+.

First of all: to create a company profile on Google+ You need to have a user account Google (personal). As in the case of Facebook, you can not create a listing without a profile person.

Enter your profile and find a square icon indicating "Pages". You should be on the menu bar that will appear to the left of the profile. If the bar does not see "Pages", click on "More" to see more icons ... there you should find the button "Pages" and clicking on it, you should see the button "Create New Page". Clícalo to start.

As in the case of Facebook, there are different types of page:

  • The local business.
  • The product or brand.
  • The company or institution
  • The music group
  • ... And other types.

Each has its own features. Choose the one that suits your business (if you want users to perform "Check-in's" from their mobile phones, then select "Local Business".

To complete the worksheet, follow the instructions Google+.

Once the tab, you'll see it on the screen already created. Notice in the upper right corner, there you will see the logo of the company and that's an indication that you logineado as a company, not as an individual. To change this, just click next to you your logo and icon appear person tab.

Check all the data and fill in the missing.

Do not forget to link the URL you specified when filling the form with your company's website. To do this you must use Google Webmasters.

Also check the settings (click on the icon "gear" that appears to the right of the tab). From there you can change the notification settings and who are the administrators will manage this page. In this section you could also transfer ownership of the page if necessary.

From a profile person can manage several Google+ pages.

I hope this information will be useful.

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Course SEO, SEM, Videomarketing and Mobile Marketing at the Chamber of Commerce of Sabadell

This Thursday March 21st classes begin SEO which they are part of Specialization Course in Digital Marketing.

This year, unlike in previous editions, the camera allows students to sign up to loose modules. On Thursday, begins the module "Attracting visitors to a website"In this module all the techniques that will help us attract traffic to a website are treated. The principal of these techniques is the SEO, Engaged to 8 hours, with the SEMThe high in directories and online intermediaries, public relations, videomarketing and mobile marketing.

Sessions SEO and the other techniques I teach, those of SEM imparts Victor Francisco. In total, there are 5 sessions of 5 hours, delivered every Thursday (except Holy Thursday) from this week.

If you want to attend this module, please contact the Chamber as soon as possible. You will find more information here: SEO and SEM course of the Chamber of Commerce of Sabadell

See you on Thursday!